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Michigan poised to slash some industrial electric rates by up to 60%, even as residential bills jump

As Michigan’s residential electric rates have increased even since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the state appears poised to approve plans that could slash costs for large industrial manufacturers by as much as 60%.  A new program proposed to the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) by Consumers Energy would reduce rates for new industrial customers using […]

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Outlier to expand city hall coverage in Detroit thanks to Report for America grant

Report for America announced today that Outlier Media is one of almost 70 new host newsroom partners for 2022, helping grow a program that will now include 325 journalists in 270 newsrooms across the nation. Through this partnership, Outlier will expand its coverage of Detroit city government. Journalists interested in this position can apply here by […]

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The ‘fake landlord’ scam destroys lives in Detroit. But culprits rarely face consequences.

This article was published in partnership with NBC News DETROIT — The day she made the final payment on her house last spring, June Walker could barely contain her jubilation.  “I was running around the house, just thanking God,” said Walker, 65, who had scrimped and saved for more than two years, setting aside most […]